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Chester, Illinois is located in Randolph County. Zip codes in Chester, IL include 62233. The median home price in Chester is $69,900. More Chester information.

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18 hrs ago | KSDK-TV Saint Louis

Kim Butler named first female warden of Menard Correctional

For the first time, a woman will take the helm as warden of Menard Correctional Center, according to the Illinois Department of Corrections.

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19 hrs ago | KFVS12

Prison off of lockdown after weapons, alcohol found

Illinois' biggest maximum-security prison is now off of lockdown after corrections officers uncovered earlier this month more than a dozen crude weapons, gallons of homemade alcohol and a hoard of juice used to make the intoxicants.

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Thu Apr 10, 2014

Belleville News Democrat

Easter programs will get you in the spirit

A company of nearly 350 people will present "The Joy of Easter," a musical drama about the Passion and Resurrection of Jesus Christ, at 7:30 p.m. April 16-18 at St. Matthew United Methodist Church in Belleville.

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Mon Apr 07, 2014

KSDK-TV Saint Louis

Illinois prison remains on lockdown amid searchIllinois prison...

A spokesman for the Illinois Department of Corrections says the lockdown at Illinois' largest maximum security prison remains in effect following the discovery of a cache of crude weapons and homemade alcohol.

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Sat Apr 05, 2014

Belleville News Democrat

Prison on lockdown after weapons, alcohol found

Illinois Department of Corrections spokesman Tom Shaer says the items were found Friday during a routine search of the Menard Correctional Center near Chester, southeast of St. Louis.

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Wed Mar 26, 2014

WSAW

10 Fictional Characters Based on Real People

You know him as the evil professor Snape from Harry Potter. It turns out author J.K. Rowling disliked her chemistry teacher.

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